June 22, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Helping One Billion Bovines

You and I have our challenges and some real worries, too. There are bills to pay and doctors to visit, to say nothing of mulling over those strange sounds coming from the rear of the car. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

Compiled By Liz Goff    104th Precinct  Seeking Motive For Slashing    Queens detectives are trying to determine circumstances that led a knife-wielding man to slash an acquaintance inside a Ridgewood apartment last mont More...

Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association Makes Donation To Queens Library

The Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association (KGHCA) has donated $4,000 to the Queens Library for book purchases at the Kew Gardens Hills branch, KGHCA President Patricia Dolan announced on June 9. More...

Lawmakers Blast Proposed Meter Rate Hike

A Queens Councilmember last week renewed her opposition to a city Department of Transportation (DOT) proposal that would hike parking meter rates in Queens and the other boroughs by 25 cents an hour.  More...

UCCA Holds Annual BBQ Fundraiser

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its annual BBQ fundraiser and reception on June 16 at Central Lounge in Astoria. 100 persons attended, including members from Mt. Sinai Queens and SHAREing and CAREing.  More...

$2.9 M Grant Announced To Serve NYC Schools

At Public School 112 in Long Island City, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan) announced that City Year New York has received a $2,921,000 AmeriCorps grant from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service. More...

D’Amico Honored

On June 9, the Columbian Lawyers Association of Queens County recognized the late Honorable Gloria D’Amico for her many years of dedicated service to the people of Queens County and in grateful More...

Kumon: Get Your Thinking Faces Ready

Kumon, the supplemental math and reading program, recently opened up a new branch in Astoria at 32-78 48th St. Jigisha Shah and Yogita Bisram co-own the franchise and come from the Elmhurst branch of Kumon, where they worked for over five years. More...

Hiring Police Academy Graduates Deferred To July

June is graduation time, and usually that means a new class of New York City Police Department officers is ready to hit the street. More...

SBS Commissioner Cites Department’s Successes

Robert Walsh, commissioner of the city Department of Small Business Services (SBS), had not been in Sunnyside since the power blackout in the summer of 2006, so he was glad to have a happier occasion, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce June luncheon a More...

Summer Reading Babies

1. Los Pollitos Dicen/ The Baby Chicks Are Singing, by Ashley Wolff  More...

The Boroughs

There are five boroughs that make up New York City: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. Each borough has its share of popular sites.  More...

Panelists Cite Queens Plaza, Hunters Pt. So. Growth Potential

The Long Island City Partnership (LICP) real estate breakfast on June 15 was the first event to be held bearing the name created by the merger of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation and the Long Island City Business Improvement Dist More...

The Garden Players Production Of “Musicville & Musicville High”

A Director’s View:

When I took on the responsibility of directing and producing the Garden Players Musical Theater Program in 2004, I turned down a role in a theater touring company and made a huge leap into the world of teaching and directing. More...

High School Senior Receives Community Service Award

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association has given Alejandro Sagastizado, of Franklin K. Lane H.S. its annual award for outstanding academic achievement and community service. More...

Stavisky Presents Earth Day Poster Contest Winner Award

 In celebration of Earth Day, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky presented the 2011 Earth Day Poster Contest award certificates to the winning poster designers at P.S. 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School in Flushing on June 10. More...

FDR Dems Install Officers

On June 12 the FDR Democratic Association held its annual breakfast and installation meeting at the Chabad of Northeast Queens. Back row, (l. More...

Seek Tougher Laws For Motorists

Assemblymember David Weprin (D-Little Neck) said last week he would push for new legislation that bans motorists from smoking in vehicles carrying children under age 14.  More...

107th Issues ‘10-13’ For Cop’s Family In Need

To law enforcement officials nationwide, a “10-13” call symbolizes a police officer down, or an officer in need of immediate assistance.    Police at the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows are reaching out to the public with a sp More...

Wager To Be Honored In Steinway Street Renaming

On June 30, the corner of Steinway and Broadway will be named “Julie Wager Way” in honor of Julie Wager, founder of the Central Astoria LDC and longtime Astoria community activist and native.  More...

Queens Library Kicks Off Summer Reading

Queens Library kicked off its Summer Reading 2011 program on June 9 with an eventful gathering that included magic, excitement and crafts at the schoolyard of P.S.111 adjacent to the Long Island City branch. More...

Steinway Astoria Partnership Holds Annual Meeting

The Steinway Astoria Partnership held its annual public meeting on June 17 at Tu Casa Spanish & Peruvian Restaurant, 30-10 Steinway St. More...

CENTRAL ASTORIA KICKS OFF MOVIES ON THE WATERFRONT

The crowd pleasing Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront is being planned for this summer. All movies are steeped in the American movie tradition and geared to general audiences. More...

Sanitation Department Seeks New Garage Site For Queens W. 1

It’s a common problem. There’s no more room in the garage.  For the Department of Sanitation, the garage at the Queens West 1 facility has not kept pace with the enormous growth of the community it serves.  More...

Variety Boys & Girls Club Hosts First Annual Spelling Bee

Variety Boys & Girls Club held a spelling bee on June 15. The club’s Broccoli Theatre in Astoria was filled with kids cheering on their friends in the club’s first annual spelling bee.  More...

Immaculate Conception School Celebrates Flag Day

On June 14, Immaculate Conception School in Astoria celebrated its 12th annual Flag Day Ceremony in the courtyard of the Holy Union Sisters’ Convent. More...

Honoring Father’s Day Bravest

Family and friends of three Queens firefighters who died in an explosion at an Astoria hardware store 10 years ago gathered last week at the site to pay tribute to their memories.  More...

The Pulpit

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General Slocum Remembered

It was the worst maritime disaster in the city’s history. The staggering death toll remained unmatched until September 11, 2001 and its lasting effects decimated what was once the largest German community in America.  More...

Plans For Queens Waterfronts Unveiled

On June 16, Green Shores NYC and the Trust for Public Land (TPL) held a public reception at the Noguchi Museum to unveil their Waterfront Vision Plan.  More...

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